This core reference provides a complete guide to creating a comprehensive and effective safety culture. Safety Culture is a reference for safety and risk professionals and a training text for corporate-based learners and students at university level.
There are two ways of looking at human error: the Old View, or The Bad Apple Theory, and the New View. this book will help you avoid the Old View and apply the New View to your understanding of human error.
The 5th edition of this market-leading text continues to take a humanist approach, (work should satisfy human needs equally with organisational goals), and goes beyond the risk-management model of physical safety to take into account the larger perspective of human health needs, including psychological and social needs.
What does the collapse of sub-prime lending have in common with a broken jackscrew in an airliner's tailplane? Or the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico with the burn-up of Space Shuttle Columbia? These were systems that drifted into failure. While pursuing success in a dynamic, complex environment with limited resources and multiple goal conflicts, a succession of small, everyday decisions eventually produced breakdowns on a massive scale.
The contributions in Creating Healthy Workplaces include a number of interventions that relate the efforts undertaken by researchers and organizations together, to reduce stress and improve the mental and physical health of employees through positive change initiatives.